27 days in Canada & New York State Itinerary

27 days in Canada & New York State Itinerary

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St. John's, Canada
— 1 night
2
Halifax, Canada
— 2 nights
3
Quebec City, Canada
— 3 nights
4
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
5
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
6
Ucluelet, Canada
— 1 night
7
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
8
Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
9
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
10
Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights

1
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St. John's, Canada

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. John's online road trip planner.

Paris, France to St. John's is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to St. John's is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in St. John's at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in St. John's

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill
The Rooms ©
The Rooms

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Halifax, Canada

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, thenbrowse the exhibits of Twelve Acre Hill Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Halifax planning website.

Getting from St. John's to Halifax by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from St. John's in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Halifax, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Twelve Acre Hill Gallery
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Appreciate the collections at La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee de la civilisation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quebec and Place Royale. When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, approximately Sainte Anne de Beaupre away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, contemplate the long history of Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, and get your bearings at Morrin Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City day trip planning app.

You can fly from Halifax to Quebec City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Halifax in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Quebec City, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

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nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and New York Public Library. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and contemplate the long history of Federal Hall.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quebec City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Niagara Falls at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Ucluelet, Canada

A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Wild Pacific Trail, and then stroll through Long Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ucluelet planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Ucluelet takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Ucluelet. In July, Ucluelet is a bit cooler than Niagara Falls - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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nights
Victoria, Canada

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Popular historic sites such as Inner Harbour and Craigdarroch Castle are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal BC Museum and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, ponder the world of politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, and go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Victoria tour planning tool.

Getting from Ucluelet to Victoria by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Victoria sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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Whistler, Canada

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
On the 21st (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Alexander Falls, thentake a stroll around Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler attractions planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Whistler in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Whistler, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

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Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Columbia Ice Field and Maligne Lake. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bald Hills, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, stroll through Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and browse the exhibits of Jasper Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Whistler to Jasper National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Whistler in July, Jasper National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Moraine Lake and Lake Minnewanka. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bow Valley Parkway, learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, stroll through Sentinel Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park travel planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Minnewanka ©
Lake Minnewanka
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls

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